If you ask Bar Bill owner (and director of maintenance) Clark Crook how his first six years have gone since he took the place over from Joe and Marcy Giafaglione, he’ll likely quote a discerning compliment he received recently: “I love all the changes you didn’t make to the place.” Which isn’t to say that Crook and wife Katie (niece of Joe and Marcy) and their sons John and Harry haven’t made improvements to the operation, building and menu, but the essence of the business—the recipe for success—has remained the same: bring meticulous attention to detail to everything from chicken wings to beef on weck to the customer experience.
Iroquois Central School Superintendent Douglas Scofield announced at the board’s March 22 meeting that the Feb. 28 deadline for raising private money for athletic improvements went by and the goal was not reached.
The Town of Elma is going through growing pains, not necessarily with the community’s population growth that essentially remains flat at a little over 11,000 residents, but with the governmental services being consumed in town, especially among Elma’s four major corporate employers.
The Elma Town Board heard an impassioned plea from community activist Jennifer Marmion regarding what she considers to be the shortcomings and cavalier attitude of officials within the National Fuel Gas Corporation and its recent response to a gas leak in Elma on Feb. 7.
This Monday offers the chance for people to kick back and relax after work with some music, food and drinks while knowing they are supporting the students at East Aurora Middle School.
At a school board meeting several months ago, the East Aurora School District proposed merging boys volleyball with Holland. Right now, the sport is only offered at the varsity level for athletes in the district. The proposed merger has the potential to grow the program for both school districts, and if interest in the sport increases, the two districts can branch off and return to separate teams. East Aurora and Holland share teams for four other sports: football, cheerleading, wrestling and golf.
Major downtown fires were not unusual in small communities a century ago, but three major blazes within only two months at one intersection in early 1917 tested the limits of East Aurora’s volunteer firefighters.